Sega Saturn Virtua Stick HSS-0136 Stick replacement


#1

I have this beauty of a stick but UNFORTUNATELY it has the super cheap and terrible ASCII stick
I know early ones came with a Seimitsu LS-56-01 but if I wanted to replace it the ASCII would it have to be the LS 56 or could I use another like say the LS 32?

Any other tips if anyone has modded the stick before too


#2

You could replace it with anything as long as you are able & willing to put the work in.

If you want an easy fit then I’d suggest avoiding the LS-32 as it has a completely different base, the simplest to install will be LS-33, 55, 56, 58… but even they may take a small amount of modification.


#3

As someone who has never used a seimitsu stick
What would be the difference between those listed


#4

Here’s the ol’ lever chart.


#5

What is deflection?


#6

But it looks like 56 is just fine for fighters and shoot em ups


#7

Deflection is how much the joystick bounces around when you let go of the stick while you’re engaging the switch.

I think the LS-56 is one of the preferred Shmup joysticks after the LS-32. It’s stiffer than a JLF, but it’s a really good lever.


#8

One man’s “just fine” is another man’s “how do you live with yourself?”

Have you used other sticks before, and what did you like or not like about them?


#9

The virtua stick is my first stick
But I plan to get a Qanba Q4 soon


#10

I modded and repaired one of these.
Actually the only Seimitsu sticks that are drop in replacements are the LS-55, LS-56 and LS-58 (maybe the new LS-60). I can’t speak on the 30 and 33, and the LS-40 don’t fit.

Note these stick will tend to mount a bit too high with ut spacers. You also want to lose the mount plate and screw the joystick body directly to the panel.

A Sanwa JLF will not fit - Period.

The LS-32 will not mount without either a new top panel or heavy panel modification.


#11

The only thing worrying me is ruining the original artwork replacing the stick
I dont know what to do about that

Thanks for this info


#12

I am looking to replace the art work on mine, when i find something I let you know